Join the voice for a changing South.

Dana Sweeney

Contributor

Dana Sweeney is an organizer at the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. He recently completed a Puffin Democracy Fellowship through The Andrew Goodman Foundation and produced new research on the impact of Alabama's 2017 Moral Turpitude Act and the persistence of felony debt disenfranchisement in Alabama.

Email Dana

Articles by Dana

A poll tax by any other name

July 9, 2020 - States across the country require people with felony convictions to purchase their voting rights back if they ever want to cast a ballot again. It is a mechanism that felony disenfranchisement schemes increasingly rely upon, and it marks a return to the sordid tactics of Jim Crow.